ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Comprehensive modulation representation for automatic speech recognition

Yadong Wang, Steven Greenberg, Jayaganesh Swaminathan, Ramdas Kumaresan, David Poeppel

We present a new feature representation for speech recognition based on both amplitude modulation spectra (AMS) and frequency modulation spectra (FMS). A comprehensive modulation spectral (CMS) approach is defined and analyzed based on a modulation model of the band-pass signal. The speech signal is processed first by a bank of specially designed auditory band-pass filters. CMS are extracted from the output of the filters as the features for automatic speech recognition (ASR). A significant improvement is demonstrated in performance on noisy speech. On the Aurora 2 task the new features result in an improvement of 23.43% relative to traditional mel-cepstrum front-end features using a 3 GMM HMM back-end. Although the improvements are relatively modest, the novelty of the method and its potential for performance enhancement warrants serious attention for future-generation ASR applications.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-145

Cite as: Wang, Y., Greenberg, S., Swaminathan, J., Kumaresan, R., Poeppel, D. (2005) Comprehensive modulation representation for automatic speech recognition. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 3025-3028, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-145

@inproceedings{wang05b_interspeech,
  author={Yadong Wang and Steven Greenberg and Jayaganesh Swaminathan and Ramdas Kumaresan and David Poeppel},
  title={{Comprehensive modulation representation for automatic speech recognition}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={3025--3028},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-145}
}